Supporting Your Writing Life, Uncategorized

10 Things to Do When You Aren’t Writing

Hey, guys! Hope your Summer has been enjoyable, inspiring, and productive. During Camp NaNo, one of my biggest struggles was to keep myself interested in my WIP. My plot changed a hundred times. My characters switched personalities. But I knew that deep down at the core of it all, I still had a fantastic story… Continue reading 10 Things to Do When You Aren’t Writing

Uncategorized, Writing Advice

Simplifying Scenes Pt. 2 (The Bare Bones)

A Scene Is Not: A character being introspective for paragraphs or pages at a time Summarizing action or things that have recently happened Flashbacks Describing a setting A Scene Needs: A goal and/or purpose A forward motion Sensory details that orientate the reader to setting and time of day Necessary information revealed   A Goal… Continue reading Simplifying Scenes Pt. 2 (The Bare Bones)

Uncategorized, Writing Advice

Simplifying Scenes Pt. 1 (Goal, Subtext.)

This is a concept Daniel David Wallace touched on in his free writing course (let me hook you up: Click here!) and I’d like to expand upon the idea. According to Wallace, a scene should consist of one goal and one subtextual element. This is the formula he uses to streamline the process of writing… Continue reading Simplifying Scenes Pt. 1 (Goal, Subtext.)